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September 11, 2013
I am surprised at Stuart Jay Robinson's letter about an NFL game being scheduled on a holiday (" The NFL displays religious insensitivity," Sept. 7). Mr. Robinson asks, "How can we be expected to teach our children that heritage, culture, family history and faith take priority over money?" How about discussing with your children what God asked Abraham to do - sacrifice his son. If Abraham was willing to do that for God, surely your children can be asked to give up one football game in order to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
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Dan Rodricks | September 13, 2014
After reading Chris Davis' apologetic statement on his suspension from the Orioles for taking a drug he wasn't allowed to take under the rules of Major League Baseball, I had to look up the word "mistake. " A "mistake" is what Davis said he made. His manager, an Orioles broadcaster and a teammate used the word as well. "I made a mistake by taking Adderall," Davis said. "We all make mistakes," said Buck Showalter. "The big boy made a mistake," said Joe Angel, one of the voices of the Orioles on radio.
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By Gregory Kane | April 24, 2004
AH, THE PROVERBIAL teachable moment! The latest one in these parts comes to us from Howard County, where there was a rape in a high school and then, within a matter of mere days, suddenly there wasn't. "We're using this whole unfortunate incident as a teachable moment," Mount Hebron High School Principal Veronica Bohn told The Sun on Thursday night. In case you just blew into town after taking that three-week cruise of the Caribbean, let's recount what the "unfortunate incident" is. On April 15, a girl at Mount Hebron accused three boys who attended the school of raping her in a restroom.
NEWS
January 15, 2014
You missed a teachable moment in your front-page report on the St. Maurice Award of Merit conferred on Maryland's "vanishing warriors" ( "Honoring World War II foot soldiers," Jan. 13). Nowhere was there any reference to the individual for whom the award was originally named. He was a remarkable African general who did not bow to the will of the Romans and was featured in the 2012 Walters Art Museum exhibition "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. " The exhibit was an overwhelming success among Baltimoreans and regional visitors.
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By Sam Miller and Sam Miller,McClatchy-Tribune | January 20, 2008
You may not have even had a chance to have the birds-and-bees conversation, and your daughter's favorite TV star goes and gets pregnant. Awkward! But Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy doesn't have to be, according to Birds & Bees Connections, a California company that offers courses on adolescence for parents and children. They say this can be a teachable moment, and a good opportunity to talk to children about sex, puberty and pregnancy. Here's what you can say to your kids, depending on age: To 8- to 10-year-olds: "Jamie is very young to be having a baby and we feel it is a very big responsibility for someone so young to have to go through."
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF Sun intern Meghan Cronin contributed to this article | October 2, 1995
The class began with a prayer. Then the theology teacher, Lee Knox, led eight high school juniors in an examination of the human conscience and what makes it tick.A banner over the blackboard quoted from the biblical Book of John: "Love one another as I have loved you."On a morning last week, Mr. Knox managed to work Pope John Paul II's Sunday visit to Baltimore into class discussion at Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex. Asked to rank the major influences on their moral behavior, the students put the pope and his church fifth, behind parents, friends, teachers and television.
NEWS
September 19, 2004
About 800 Marley Middle School pupils will perform a victory cheer for their new building at a groundbreaking ceremony to be held Tuesday. Construction of the $33 million building in Glen Burnie began in June. It is to open for classes in 2006, said Susan Cassidy, Marley's principal. The old building, constructed in 1958, will be demolished at that time. The new school will feature networked classrooms and a modern media center and science labs. Classrooms at Marley currently lack Internet access, Cassidy said.
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By GREGORY KANE | January 5, 2005
THE LAST teachable moment of 2004 came to us courtesy of the often-maligned Baltimore County state's attorney's office, which is being rightfully maligned in the matter of Kevin M. Lindsey. I'll briefly refresh your memory before I continue with the teachable moment. Lindsey's the poor soul who was charged with sexually assaulting two girls - sisters - at Pine Grove Elementary School in Carney in the 1970s. Lindsey was a teacher then. When the charges were made in December, he was the principal at McCormick Elementary School in Baltimore County.
NEWS
January 15, 2014
You missed a teachable moment in your front-page report on the St. Maurice Award of Merit conferred on Maryland's "vanishing warriors" ( "Honoring World War II foot soldiers," Jan. 13). Nowhere was there any reference to the individual for whom the award was originally named. He was a remarkable African general who did not bow to the will of the Romans and was featured in the 2012 Walters Art Museum exhibition "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. " The exhibit was an overwhelming success among Baltimoreans and regional visitors.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2003
Students from four Howard County high schools protested potential military action against Iraq yesterday, railing with students from across the nation against the notion of teen-age apathy. Several groups, including the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition, designated yesterday as a day of protest against the war, and students at more than 300 colleges and high schools reportedly planned activities. In Howard, a handful of Mount Hebron students took an early shift, carrying signs along St. Johns Lane at Route 99 in Ellicott City during the morning rush hour before Howard County police escorted them away.
NEWS
October 30, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler knew that these kids are going to "party" after graduation ("Gansler's public duty, parental strategy collide," Oct. 24). I am 66 years old and even the non-drinkers had a sip or two at our party to celebrate this rite of passage. Congratulations to Mr. Gansler and the other parents for providing a safe environment for their transition to adulthood. Mr. Gansler's presence shows his interest in making sure that things were not getting out of hand.
NEWS
December 13, 2011
While the guilty verdict against former Gov. Robert Ehrlich's ex-campaign aide Paul Schurick is still fresh in people's minds, I'd like to remind readers that his conviction is not a referendum on our political persuasions ("Schurick convicted," Dec. 7). I am not alone in saying that Mr. Schurick's attempt to disenfranchise African-American voters was disgraceful. In my view, the jury responded swiftly and reasonably. Unfortunately, instead of restoring our confidence in the system and reminding us that his dirty campaign style and misconduct have no place in Maryland politics, many people seem to be taking out their score cards.
EXPLORE
July 27, 2011
During the evening of June 16, while driving south on Ingleside Avenue, my car's front windshield was struck and heavily damaged by a fouled hard ball from the fields near St. Timothy School. I immediately pulled over. It took several minutes to regain my composure after the sudden smashing of my windshield. As I exited the car, I saw a parent or coach retrieve the errant baseball. He appeared to not be the least concerned about my welfare. I approached the coaches, who explained that this sometimes happens when foul balls are hit. I asked who was in charge.
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By Katie V. Jones | July 17, 2011
With the release this weekend of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II," the final movie in the "Harry Potter" series, fans around the county have enjoyed numerous events to mark the occasion, with more still planned in the weeks to come. Whether making pumpkin juice, creating a family shield or role playing, fans of the boy wizard can't seem to get enough of the popular children's book series and movies. "A Week at Hogwarts," a SummerKids class for ages 9 to 12, has been held at Carroll Community College every summer for the last five years.
NEWS
April 30, 2011
The situation in Ruxton is full of complexities ("Discrimination in Ruxton," April 25). If representatives of Sheppard Pratt Health System are to be believed, Ruxton residents are a bunch of elitist snobs with no moral standing. In reality, the personal issues surrounding this are just the beginning. Put aside the obvious name-calling and look at the more important legal issues. The heart of this issue lies around the misguided actions of Sheppard Pratt. Without question, Sheppard Pratt is a first-rate institution with exceptional staff and services.
NEWS
November 30, 2010
With less than 1 percent of the American population having served in our post-9/11 military, the aggregate impact of two wars is felt by relatively few. The consequences of this reality are troubling, but few are understood less than post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Childs Walker's November 20 article ("War veteran barred from CCBC campus for frank words on killing") highlights one of the most difficult issues facing our wounded warriors. Mr. Walker writes about Charles Whittington, a former U.S. Army infantryman who served in Iraq.
NEWS
November 4, 2008
Economic crisis erodes our security The Baltimore Sun's editorial "Rescuing homeowners" (Oct. 31) is correct: Homeowners should be given at least as much help as the banks and the financial industry are. But what is missing in most discussions of this problem are the national security implications of the damage done to our economy. Has everyone forgotten so quickly what caused the breakup of the Soviet Union? By looting our economy and bringing it to its knees, the captains of Wall Street, aided and abetted by the Bushadministration and its ideological cronies, have done to the U.S. economy what no terrorist could have ever dreamed of doing.
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